Easy road to education, to market and towards a better life- are the primary benefits that the road project in Brgy. Tabuan in Kapatagan, Lanao del Sur can give to its people. This one lane concrete road, a project supported by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) is now officially turned over to the community today, August 13, 2019.
Stakeholders and representatives from various sectors in the community attended the ceremony such as barangay local government unit, contractor, Task Force on Camp Transformation (TFCT), Bangsamoro Development Agency (BDA), Community and Family Services International (CFSI), community members, women, elderly and children.
During the event, the People’s Organization formally received certificate of turnover that stated of the official acceptance of the responsibility over the project such as operation, management and sustainability.
PO President expressed thanks to the project given to them and shared commitment together with his fellows of taking care of the road to benefit the next generation.
TFCT of Camp Abubakar namely Alex Sulay, Shuaib Adam and Mamariong Hadjinasser spoke of the unity, cooperation and support of everyone in the community that made the project successful.
“This project is not of the MILF nor the government but this is for the community. We must remember that this a fruit of our struggle, of us who all experience war and displacement”, TFCT member said.
Contractor Engr. Mahid Palawan lauded the BDA and CFSI management of the project in the aspect of working with third-party service provider and the TFCT and the community as a whole for the support on safety and security that made them feel comfortable and confident in completing the road project.
BDA also highlighted the project as a product of the GPH-MILF peace process and shared hope with the community to more development aid coming.
CFSI mentioned about the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro (CAB) as basis of the project specifically on its Normalization Aspect.
The project is under the MTFRDP/2-AECID which overall goal is to transform communities from conflict into peaceful and productive communities.